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About Open Access Resource Centre

The Open Access Resource Centre (OARC) is committed to improving the lives of Manitobans with speech challenges through the use of communication devices. With ongoing operational support from the Government of Manitoba, Department of Families OARC is able to help individuals receive long-term systems as well as providing the supports needed for successful implementation of a device as a communication tool.

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Job Opportunity

Click here to see the ad for an Administrative Assistant position.  Deadline for applications July 26th, 2019.

 

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The Open Access Resource Centre (OARC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to enriching the lives of Manitobans through the use of speech generating devices. The Centre provides assistive technology, training and resources to individuals with communication difficulties and those that support them.

OARC is currently looking for a part time (.8) Administrative Assistant to be responsible for the day-to-day operations and support to the staff and programs offered by this organization.

Requirements:
  • Accounting: bank deposits, processing of accounts receivable and payable, preparation of cheques
  • Provide quotes for speech generating systems
  • Order Equipment and invoice as necessary
  • Perform data entry and data base maintenance
  • Generate statistics and reports from data base as required/requested
  • Oversee office supplies and office equipment needs
  • Manage Lending Library activities including checking devices out/in and tracking them
  • Assists with special events (ie. conferences, workshops) as required
  • Provide input to organizational structure and procedures
  • Perform general office duties (including telephone answering, filing, reception, processing mail etc.)
Qualifications:
  • Experience using QuickBooks or a similar accounting program is required
  • Excellent computer skills with in-depth experience using Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Outlook, and Google Docs/Sheets
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Maturity of judgment in dealing with disability issues
  • Ability to work productively as part of a team
  • Post-secondary certificate/diploma in a business field is preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of previous experience working in an office
  • Previous knowledge of speech-generating devices would be preferable

Please submit your cover letter and resume by:

July 26th, 2019 to
Lori Wiebe, Executive Director
Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.